About the Campus

Much More Than a Pretty Castle

The Royal Roads University campus sprawls over 260 hectares of lush parkland, where you will find walking, hiking, and biking trails, magnificent examples of the west coast’s flora and fauna, gorgeous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, a stunning Japanese garden, and a castle built for one of Vancouver Island’s most recognized coal barons. And that’s just what you’ll see when you get here. Once you start getting around campus, you’ll also discover the breadth and depth of the education we provide and the opportunities a degree can bring to your personal and professional world. Learn more about Hatley Park National Historic Site.

Campus buildings

After you’ve explored the natural wonder of our campus, you might want to look for some of our academic buildings. To help you become familiar with the grounds, you can book a campus orientation tour to learn where everything is.

Student Services

There are a wide range of services available to support students on their academic journey at Royal Roads. Visit the Current Students page to learn more

Parking Services

We have ample parking on the campus, and some of the most scenic parking spots on the south end of Vancouver Island. Daily and hourly parking tickets are available from the meters located in each parking lot, while parking passes for longer stays are available for purchase at the University Reception office. Learn more about parking at Royal Roads University here.

Food Services

The Habitat Café offers exceptional cuisine in a casual environment. Find sustenance and social lubrication on the second floor of the Grant building. Hours may change depending on the season, so please check here for more info about on campus dining.

Campus Accommodation

Our accommodations are designed to provide an environment of collaboration and community, in a serene and calm setting. Learn more about our campus accommodations.


Registered students receive a free membership to the Royal Roads Rec Centre. We are also open to the public, please come and check us out.

Campus Security

Campus security can be reached at anytime – just call 250.391.2525 – on your phone or use one of the call boxes located at the entrance to parking lot #3 or outside the Grant Building.